Help please re: updates ipad mini

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    Should I update icloud control panel and also quicktime on my ipad mini? I am not very good with technical issues.
     
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    If there are updates for your iPad, you'll find them in App Store - Updates. Apps that need updating will be found there. Quicktime and icloud Control Panel are none of these.

    Software updates for an iPad (iOS) can be found in Settings - General - Software Updates. The latest software is iOS 7.1.2. Either you'll find "Software is up to date" there, or the offer to update the device, nothing else.

    iCloud Control Panel and Quicktime can be updated on a computer (Windows in this case), but not on the iPad. Other than the places that I mentioned above, there's nothing else where you can update.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Thank you so very much. I apologize for any confusion with my post.......I found these two updates options on my desktop Apple Software feature, and I am not sure what they are for and if it is wise to proceed with these updates.
     
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    These are updates for the software on your Windows computer. If you use iCloud, it's a good idea to update the Control Panel. You don't need to update Quicktime, if you don't intend to use it.
     
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    Thank you. I am a tech challenged Senior. Can you please tell me what QuickTime would be for, also I don't know what iCloud is or what it would be used for. Thanks very much.
     
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    Quicktime is for viewing video. It is necessary for iTunes and Safari to run correctly on your Windows computer.
     
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    iCloud is how your computer and your iPad keep some data synced (calendars, contacts, etc). You may or may not be using it. It won't hurt to update it.
     
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    Thanks, and iCloud control panel?
     
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    Answered just before you posted. :)
     
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    Yes, thank you, I am updating now. Sometimes I have to press the ipad home button three times before there is a response, and then too, sometimes when I press the home button, my windows on the iPad mini get small.
     

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